First NoSQL database to offer a production-ready Kubernetes operator

Couchbase Autonomous Operator now available for Kubernetes & Red Hat OpenShift

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It’s here! Couchbase has just released their Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes to a general audience. Now, developers can take advantage of this popular NoSQL database for container orchestration management on Kubernetes and, in the future, OpenShift.

After months of development, it’s here! The Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes is now officially available for a 1.0 major release.

This release makes Couchbase the first NoSQL database to offer a production-ready Kubernetes operator. They’re taking advantage of the greenfield to offer loads of interesting features and functions.

Now, developers can utilize the power of containers with the Couchbase Data Platform. Enterprises can quickly create, deploy, and modernize their applications with containers and microservices. By working with Kubernetes and OpenShift, Couchbase ensures that developers maintain the scale and agility they need while maintaining peak performance capabilities.

No need to fall into the normal pitfalls of cloud deployment like database silos, vendor lock-in, or high operational costs. This release is cloud-native, cloud-agnostic, and interoperable with any kinds of cloud platform your enterprise prefers.

So, how does it work?

Well, to put it simply, the Couchbase Autonomous Operator provides native Kubernetes integration with Couchbase. The CAO automates basic administrative tasks and various best practices while still maintaining all of its full data platform capabilities across the cloud and on-premises deployments.

By extending the Kubernetes API, the Autonomous Operator allows developers to create, configure, and manage instances of complex stateful applications on behalf of a Kubernetes user. It builds on basic Kubernetes resources and controller concepts to offer the best experience to developers.

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Look at all these cool features in the 1.0 release:

  • Automated cluster provisioning
  • Automated failure recovery with custom Couchbase-specific automation
  • On-demand dynamic scaling
  • Centralized configuration management
  • Enterprise-grade high availability features
  • Cross datacenter replication (XDCR)
  • Rack/zone awareness
  • Auto-failover capabilities in Couchbase Server 5.5.1
  • Production-grade supportability features
  • Production certification of Open Source Kubernetes and RedHat OpenShift Container platforms

Getting Couchbase Autonomous Operator

Want to try out this NoSQL-based platform for containers? It’s available here for a free download, with enterprise and community versions. More information is also available on DockerHub here.

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